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and police find a woman dead near the parking lot of an apartment building. we are live with the latest on the investigation. with his pep talk to students behind him, president obama is set to change his focus to health care reform. ahead this morning we'll break town where the health care debate stands now and what we can expect to harry tonight. >> as more and more students from the university of maryland are saying they feel the effects of the swine flu, we'll tell you what the cdc is saying why tamiflu should not be given out to everyone who gets h1n1. good wednesday morning. >> thanks for being with us. it is september 9th, 2009. here is a live look from our tower cam this morning as we take a look out over northwest d.c. a few clouds out there this morning. we'll get tony's forecast in just a moment. also ahead this morning, it has been four years since hurricane katrina, but even though so much time has passed, some of the youngest victims of that storm still need help. we're going to find out what we can do when we talk with mark from save the children coming up.
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also ahead this morning, today the new video game rock star the beatles hits stores along with prereleased versions of the expire beatles library. somebody here, who is a part of fox 5 morning news, is a big beatles fan will be heading out to check out beatle mania. not quite sure who that could be. >> oh, i think i ave ahint. >> it's actually called the beatles rock band. and it's out in stores today. we are going to demonstrate it. we've got it set up at one of the best buy stores and i'm going to try it out. and i'm not good at video games. hopefully one of the best buy geeks will be there and do it as well. that's what they call themselves, i'm not insulting them. let's take a look at weather conditions around the region. vee'll start withd radar because e thwiarerae few showe out there ssc rothminrnassro the washingtonin area up to our north as well and down gt th h.sout south. they are nopt icartularly
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numerous, but there are a few out there so you want to be aware of that. u a t br tmdalao mbrella today because there will bea few more scattered showers during the course of the day. all right, let's take a look at the bus stop forecast one more time as the kids are getting ready for school. mostly cloudy skies with a few showers this morning. temperatures in the 60s. right now reagan national airport reporting a temperature of 67 degrees. relative humidity 84%. winds out of the north at 6 miles an hour and the barometric pressure has been steady. the forecast for washington for today, mostly cloudy skies with more scattered showers possible. high today about 75 degrees. we'll have more details on the forecast including a look at the five-day coming up. right now let's go to julie wright for an update on traffic. >> reporter: it's been busy out there this morning. we've had a couple of problems. southbound 35 at 32 is the crash tying up all but the left side of the road. that's now off to the shoulder. traveling south on 95 you're
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hitting the backup at 100. this is the beltway at new hampshire. a little light shower moving through the area toward silver spring. it's heavy and steady with delays leaving new hampshire avenue headed towards georgia avenue of the then the pace improves. along 270 you're in a backup approaching and passing 109. delays in germantown and headed out toward the split. 66 close in right now you're going to slow not only to the beltway but between the 2, 234 interchanges in manassas, leaving 7100 heading in towards 123. the inner loop in virginia tied up leaving 236 headed out toward 66. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. new this morning, police are hoping to solve a murder mystery in montgomery county where a paaplyntre ws paaplynt gunned down overnight. >> this happened outside an apartment building on castle boulevard. sara joins us live with details now. >> reporte steve and allison, this happened outside the apartment comment plex here in
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silver spring. it's the 14000 block of castle boulevard. the woman was discovered on an elevated walkway behind me between the parking lot and the building where in fact she did live. this all happened at about 12:30 this morning when police say they got a call for shots that were fired in the area. they're telling us that a 37- year-old woman was shot at least once and found on that elevated walkway outside the building. since then police have been knocking on doors ting to get some information, see if anybody heard anything overnight. now, we did talk with a woman just moments ago who said ey have had issues with gunfire here in the area and she said she heard those shots last night. >> i did, i heard three gunshots and then i just heard police everywhere. i was like oh, god. i wouldn't even come -- i don't live in this building but on the building in the other side but i sleep here sometimes. i won even come out the
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building after that. >> reporter: now, at this point police are still trying to search for a suspect. they're hoping anyone that may have been around the area that maybe saw something will give police a call with any information that may help them out. they're still not releasing the identity of the woman. we understand they're still trying to notify family and making overseas calls to try to figure out exactly who she is. in the meantime police want you to give them a call if there might be any information that could help lead to an arrest in the case. back to you. investigators in prince georges county trying to figure out what caused a deadly accident along white house road in largo. the suv that you're seeing lost control and turned off a road into the woods around two this morning. police say the driver was killed. four passengers were taken to the hospital. a kidnapped "the new york times" reporter has been rescued in afghanistan in a commando raid. he was taken last friday.
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he was seized four days ago as he record on the aftermath of controversial nato air strikes. those strikes killed 90 people, including many civilians, and are now the subject of an investigation. his interpreter, seen on the right, was also abducted but he died in the raid along with a british commando. with one controversial speech o of the way, president obama is preparing for another. this one tonight could prove to be the defining speech of his presidency so far. mr. obama addresses a joint session of congress as he tries to salvag his push for health care reform. doug luzader with the story from capitol hill. >> reporter: this is going to be a divided crowd here on capitol hill tonight as the president makes what could be a last-ditch effort: the white house hopes the ceremony, te sheer looks of something that feels like a state of the union address, will be enough to put health care reform back on the rails. >> i think the additional forum, one of the size and
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magnitude of a joint address, i think he feels like he can speak more directly to a larger group of the american people. >> reporter: but much of what's happening is behind the scenes. meetings with democratic leaders at the white house to get on the same page. >> i think that we have been on schedule, we continue to be on schedule. >> reporter: but the truth is they are behind the schedule the white house was pushing and there is not agreement even ong democrats about a government-run health care option. and then there is the enormous cost. a bipartisan group of six senators is trying to hammer out a deal ahead of tonight's speech but it looks like a long shot. >> the rubber is starting to meet the road here. we're going to have to start fishing or cut bait pretty soon. >> reporter: and that will be the president's message tonight, get something done now. much like a state of the union address, there will be a republican response delivered by louisiana congressman and surgeon charles bousani. >> we have been left out of a lot of the debate so far. >> reporter: that's where the president is going to have to
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make a strategic decision. does he make concessions to draw in republicans or just dig in, rally the base and hope he can ram something through. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >> doug, thanks so much. the president will give his speech tonight at 8:00. you can watch it live on wdca my 20 and we'll also stream it live on my fox d.c..com. a speech that -- speaking from arlington's high school yesterday president obama told students they could write their own destiny. days before he spoke some conservatives slammed his message claiming the president planned toin doctrine 8 kids with his enda. >> you cannot drop out of school and just drop into a good job. no matter what you want to do with your life, i guarantee you'll need an education to do it. >> two republican presidents also addressed school kids in the past, george hw bush and
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ronald reagan. turning now to the fight against the swine flu, while cases of h1n1 are on the rise, for the most part symptoms remain mild, which is why under new federal guidelines the prescription drug like tamiflu and relenza should oly be used to treat people who are sick and at high risk of complications, not those with mild cases. in the meantime the number of suspected cases has gone up at the university of maryland college park. the school is now reporting 172 suspected cases since classes began. new numbers are due out later today. don't be alarmed by security drills happening today in the district and more than a dozen other northeastern states. union station is one of the locations where this will take place. amtrak, the tsa and local law enforcement officials are conducting counterterrorism drills at railway stations between richmond, virginia, and burlington, vermont, so you'll be authorities doing random baggage checks during morning and evening rush hours. and a heads up if you're king trmeon tcolumbus day w. ondke re thend will not be any yellow line service at all in maryland
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hthd.c. in addition, te , rfarchives navy memorial and la font plaza ln s.d wi be closed on thgeerni green lines. this is happeng hefr tom night of october 9th through the morning rush on the 10 minu hour right now. coming up, president obama's message to students showing how important it is for education among young people everywhere. up next, the other famous face taking that message to capitol hill. also ahead this morning, the beatles are back in a big way today. tony is going out to check out their version of the smash hit video game rock band. before we go he's going to have our forecast coming up. and we hope in just a few days you join us as we expand and add a whole other hour of fox 5 morning news. starting next monday we are going to get an extra hour of local news, weather and traffic. we'll be on until 10:00. it all starts next week.
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growing up we didn't have much, but education was always a priority.
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my mom sent me off to college with just four 20-dollar bills. so i know that education is the best investment virginia can make for our children and in our future. narrator: endorsed for governor by classroom teachers for his record protecting our schools... creigh deeds' plan to rebuild our economy starts with education. more accountability... and expanded college opportunities. creigh deeds. no one more committed to our children's future. no leader more prepared to move virginia forward.
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apple's annual media event today traditionally centers around the latest upgrades to software and equipment. some of the rumors are apple will be adding a camera to ipods and a revised version of the app store is on the way. steve jobs is expected to return as the keynote speaker and more importantly to tony perkins, rumors they may release the beatles catalog in the digital version. so you asked when this would happen. 1:00. >> there's also a rumor that they may announce they're taking over the world. >> we wouldn't be surprised. >> and recreating the other beatles so they can tour again. >> that woulbe something. >> if anybody could do it. >> steve jobs could do it. well, now i'll stay tuned at 1:00 to see what happens. we have a few sprinkles out there, a couple o showers here and dr. yoe uthe th hd
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radar. it will show you that ery scattered, very light shower vi nmaof you are seeing no er owshn activity right now. we have a little bit in cambridge, maryland. tefeshowers acrossas iothnsf oe district and up f wards the north towards frederick, maryland, owers hered h erowers here and there and shit all lit. oataka look at the national map. now, put it in motion for you. the mo stactive region, the central part of the country ere we're seeing heavy rain, maybe a couple of eruthmsstnd or here and there. that's in the eastern portions of kansas, pushing into missouri and kansas city under ouregun urre's a look at h. the national at temperatures. we are at 67 degrees. we're just stuck there. rochester, n , rkyorkis at 65 degrees. 68. nnati is 62. billings, montana, 52 degrees. in l.a. 65 degrees at this hour. here's your five-day forecast. today's high about 75. periods of shower activity and
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a lot of clouds around today. more tomorrow. 73 for your high. friday we're keeping it in at this point. with a little luck we'll pull some of that out of there. right now saturday, sunday looks pretty good, highs in the low 80s with a good amount of sunshine. >> the weekend looks great. >> it looks great but i make no promise. >> yeah, we've heard that before. >> that's a good thing. >> we're just teasing you, tony. >> i know. >> that look of horror on his face. we're not going to make you make any wages or eat anything. >> reporter: when i make a bet, if i lose i will eat 10 reeses cups rht here, right now. >> she knows she's going to lose. >> reporter: in fact i will say traffic is clear as a whistle and if it's not, i will eat 10 reeses cups right now. bring them on over. out on the roads right now no accidents to report if you're making the trip south on 270. but a change in the traffic pattern. you're back to school, back to
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work and in a backup. all of this will accompany your trip through the interchange in germantown, gaithersburg and rockville. it remains heavy, slow and steady the entire trip all the way down. a couple of brief breaks along the way but you're never back up to 55 all the way to the lane divide. it's a slow crawl leaving 121, which is exit 18 southbound on 270 headed out toward the split. if you're traveling inbound new york avenue, no accidents to report right now. this is a live shot at florida avenue. wee in great shape as you continue past the wendy's and work your way toward the exit. kenilworth avenue is in great shape as well. no acdents to report at the wilson bridge. still a tough ride on 95 and route 100 headed out towards 32. earlier accident there has cleared. but again through southeast washington, no accidents to report coming across the bridges and working your way towards the freeway. that's awe check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. all right, julie, thank you
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very much. although health care reform is getting the most attention on capitol hill right now, another important legislation is also before congress including education issues. one measure getting a celebrity nudge today. joining us is mark from sav the children. good to see you again. jennifer garner is one of your new spokes people now going to be back on capitol hill. what she's talking about. >> full service community schools which is an effort by congressman hoyer from maryland and senator nelson from nebraska which sets up a whole series of services that go into public schools. it's a great piece of legislation. calls for a billion dollars over the next five years. jennifer garner is an ambassador for save the children's united states programs which i run. it's a great operation all across the u.s. and we're hoping congressman hoyer and senator nelson will get attention. obviously what's happening with health care is important but kids issues, education issues are obviously very important in
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this country. the full schools community service approach which bring this health services, dental services, after school services, job trainingfor parents is really an important effort that deserves attention. >> we heard some of this attention yesterday with president obama speaking in arlington, talking to schoolchildren across the country. one of the things that i think that gets lost is one of the areas where you focus and that's on rural america as well to try to make sure everybody ets the same level of attention. >> absolutely. save the children has been in rural america over 75 years. the fact is one in five kids in rural america, that's 20% of the population, live in poverty. that's one in five kids in america are living in poverty in rural america so we're hopeful that the full service community schools effort will not only bring resources into suburban and urban areas but also rural america where those health services, those after school services, job training for adults all are desperately needed. >> we recently marked the four- year anniversary of hurricane katrina. for any of us who had been there at the time, if you go
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back now there's a lot of places that quite honestly look at the similar to how they did four years ago. you recently had an op-ed piece in the new orleans newspaper talking about what still needs to be done to help young people out in that region. what did you find? >> save the children has been working all across the world and we found that here in the u.s. children are not getting the attention and resources they need. the facts are that kids are not written into disaster plans. we found all across the united states that child care centers were not prepared for disasters. k through 12 schools were not prepared. here in the district of columbia, the resources aren't in place to make sure that kids are safe if a disaster hits, a dirty bomb or a hurricane. more likely a dirty bomb n virginia the resources are not in place as well. in maryland the minimum requirements for save the children, making sure kids special needs are addressed in disaster plans, all those minimum standards have been met
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in maryland but virginia and the district have not. we're working with jack evans to try to set that strght in washington, d.c., but there's so much that needs to be done. you found it on the federal level as well. the fema administrator is working closely with save the children for disaster planning, response and recovery. >> is it just at a governmental level or is there things that regular folks can do as well. >> you can go to the save the children website. we need help in getting the legislation passed on a state level as well as on a federal level. nonprofits can get engaged not only on the full service community bill but also disaster preparedness. we need to keep pressure on our elected officials to make kids a priority. >> on a personal level, it seems like the nation's attention was focused on your family with the passing of your mother and your uncle, ted kennedy. we've heard a lot in the news
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about his health care but also heard about him the rson and how people viewed him here in washington and of course massachusetts. just from a personal perspective, was this public rception we heard about in the last month or so, was that accurate? >> he was a great guy. he was a great uncle. he called every birthday for every member of our family and there are a lot of them. i mean in-laws, nephews, nieces, and kids. great-nephews and nieces. i have a 4-year-old, he called this february to wish her a happy birthday. he calls all of our kids. there are a lot of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews as well of the he was a great guy and a great political leader, but he was first and foremost i think a great father and a great uncle to so many of us. >> think it was your cousin that said he seemed to take over almost as the father figure of the entire family. is that accurate? >> i think it is, yes. obviously dad is still alive and my mom is very involved in our lives as well and they were
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-- but i think for many of my cousins who lost their father, teddy was a surrogate dad. he did a great job. he was a great uncle to all the shrivers as well. so we we very blessed to have him. he was a great political leader. my mom's assing obviously is a brutal, painful process to go through but it was a faith- filled journey as well. she died surrounded by her husband of 56 years, 19 grandchildren, all five of her kids in the place she loved the most, which is by the ocean. so it was a beautiful, but painful process. she would say if she were here today and my sister said knit her eulogy, she would also say what are you going to do? okay, let's keep moving and that's part of what we're going through today to say that kids issues are important and jennifer garner's appearance and congressman hoyer and senator nelson's efforts to make a difference. we have to live in the future.
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that's what both of them i think would have asked us to do. >> i think that seems like the one common thread throughout your family and your cousins and your mom and everyone else is to keep working for the children. we'll put some information on the website about that. good luck, continued best efforts to that organization and rest of your family as well. >> thank you very much. the time right now is just about 7:24. coming up, without them, sail boats wouldn't get very far. holly is taking us to annapolis for a lesson in sail making. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections.
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a potential presidential candidate will be out on the trail today. minnesota governor tim pawlenty is joining bob mcdonald for an event in richmond today. pawlenty is the latest republican governor to campaign with mcdonald. others include louisiana's
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bobby jindaland miisand mississ barber. the man who has chronicled hollywood drama for the last 50 years has died. he worked as a columnist at the daily variety. he was diagnosed with a rare form of meso. this hilioma. he was an official greeter outside the academy awards for many years. he passed away at the age of 87. now. >> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, it is one of the most anticipated events of the year. the beatles rock band hits stores today. our biggest beatle fan, tony, will check it out. stay with us here. it'7:28. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections.
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instruments. instruments. >> remastered versions of all their albums out today. you can buy them individually, the box set or the tony perkins' special which is a little bit of everything. >> i tell you what, die hard beatles fans are are going to lay out a lot of money today. as big as the rock band news is, and it eally is big because it's going to do phenomenal sales by all expectations, but the music being out again today, remastered, the original cds came out 22 years ago and have never been upgraded. tucker said there's a radio station, winr starting at 9:00 this morning will play the entire catalog. >> now, with the instrument that say come in the rock band package, will they have the george harrison sitaur. >> no, you have to buy a special edition. >> and you're going to check it
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out for us. >> yeah, i'm running out to best buy right after this weather forecast and try my hand at it. >> wear one of those mod hair cut things. >> i'm not going that far. >> obviously not a true fan. >> but i am wearing beatle boots and my special beatle briefs. >> we didn't need that information. >> you should wear your beatle tie too. >> i should have worn it. i forgot. let's take a look at what's going on out there. we have a few showers here and there across the region. reagan national airport 67 degrees. the only change in the stats from the last hour is the barometric pressure, which is on the rise. we still have the high pressure influencing us. humidity 84%. temperature remains at 67 degrees. temperatures across the region were in the 60s, appropriate for the beatles releases today. 66 at dulles airport. that would have been the year of paper back rider. 64, i want to hold your hand, 69, get back. let's take a look at the satellite picture for the eastern united states. we've got quite a bit of cloud
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cover over us, also a little precipitation primarily to the north. some of those showers have filtered into our region. you can see this area of low pressure pushing the clouds and the precip into our area so it's going to be a cloudy day with some periods of showers here and there. the forecast for today, as i said, mostly cloudy. scattered showers possible. high today about 75 degrees. we topped out at 74 degrees. got a couple of degrees higher than we thought we would. for tonight here's what we're looking at. more clouds, a few more showers tonight. 62 degrees for your overnight low. then your five-day forecast, tomorrow really we've got to say more of the same. clouds, some chance of scattered showers here and there, 73 degrees. friday at least for the first part of the day i think we keep the chance of rain in there. right now saturday and sunday look good, a good amount of sunshine, highs in the low 80s. that's a look at what's happening with the weather. now let's get more on the traffic from julie wright. >> reporter: are you the guitarist or the drummer hen you and conner play? >> conner plays the drums and i
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play a little guitar. it's a little guitar. >> reporter: so tomorrow you're going to be sore in the shoulders, the elbows. >> i'm not that crazy, no. >> reporter: you wait. rock band is addicting. you just wait. all right, here we go. southbound 270 out of germantown, this is a mess, bumper-to-bumper slow right now. delays are beginning in clarksburg at exit 18. about an 18-mile backup. southbound 270 as you work your way from clarksburg trying to get past germantown through gaithersburg and rockville headed towards the split, no accidents to report. this is simply volume delays only as you travel south along 270. 355, also a little touch and go slow as you make your way throgh the traffic lights leaving germantown into gaithersburg. no cidents to report along the top stretch of the beltway. live shot right now, wall-to- wall traffic 395 leaving the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. traffic on 395 actually slows at the beltway and continues all the way up and across the potom headed to the southeast- southwest freeway. coming in from the west on the
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dulles toll road delays off of the green way continuing towards hunter mill road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. what you've got going on at home, none of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework o having a bad attitude in school. that's no excuse for talking back to your teacher or cutting class or dropping out of school. there is no excuse... >> tough words from president obama in his back-to-school pep talk urging students to work hard, steered clear of politics but some school systems decided not to show it, calling it too controversial. now the president moves on and his focus will be the ongoing debate with health care reform with the speech aimed at the joint session of congress and that is tonight. for more on what we can expect, the team is back in play. yes, we've got peter finch. >> back from ireland. had a great trip. it was wonderful.
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>> you look rested and wonderful. for me the educational speech seems to be the tale of twistor reese. before and speech and after the speech was released. i'll start with you about the speech in general. why this address to students. >> i thought it was a terrific speech. i thought it was very down to earth. he talked about his own personal experience growing up with a single parent and how tough it was. and, you know, this is very inspirational stuff. this is what kids really need. i think what you saw was after the initial craziness by some of the far right folks about how he was trying to socialize kids and indoctrine ate them, that basically what you had is folks like laura bush came out and said, hey, he's done a great thing and it was very smart and very well received. >> jim, were you surprised by the reaction from the right? >> you know, a little bit. especially when you look at
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what he was going to say. it was a pretty benign speech. he was talking about things that everybody can agree on. not only laura but newt gingrich thought it was a pretty good speech. look, go to class, give it your best effort, take responsibility. these are things and values that everybody in america can talk about. you don't have to be republican or democrat. so i thought it was a good talk. >> let me ask this as far as insight gs. we heard some talk on some school districts on the verge of outrage about the speech being made and then sort of a flip-flop from some conservatives. did that hurt the cause do you think as far as from the right that they would do the flip- flop and then after reading the speech so quickly say okay, well, i guess it's okay. >> i think they looked a little foolish and jumped the gun on it and it's almost like, look, so much more attention was placed on that speech because of that initial reaction. you saw the repuican chair in
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florida who just initially flipped out on the thing and then flipped back and said actually it wasn't that back. >> did that hurt, jim? >> a little bit but i think it was also a distraction for the obama administration. they have got bigger fish to fry than a speech in front of a bunch of school kids. and the fact that they had an issue with the speech ahead of time to calm people down wasn't necessarily a good thing. but i agree with peter. why are we talking about this thing. there are a lot of other issues that are much more concern. >> big speech tonight. >> the big speech tonight. what can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> i tell you, i think this is going to be the kind of speech where he talks directly to the american people. he explains what the plan is, where he's going with it, what the specifics are, because the polling has shown that even though it's about even on support of the president right now, when they hear about the details, they like it. they favor portability, taking your insurance with you.
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they favor making sure there aren't any pre-existing conditions. they favor covering uninsured and bringing the costs down. so, you know, you're going to see the president walk through that. also i think you're going to see him be pretty tough. he's going to say, look, the time for action is now. we've been debating this six months. we've had a lot of plans on the table. here's where i'm going with this and i think the congress has got to move and move fast. >> jim, what does he have to do to sell it? >> change the plan. the public option part of it is not going to fly. i think they know that, they have a sense of that. they're playing good cop, bad cop. nancy pelosi and harry reid are saying we have to have a public option. the liberals are saying the president will sign something even if it doesn't have the public option right now. i think this is a hail mary pass for the president. he's got to move the ball on his side ofhe aisle and they have got to do something. momentum is behind him -- or against him right now. they had a terrible month of august. it was a bad month to be a democrat.
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peter was smart, he got out of town. i would have done the same thing. people were ducking town hall meetings. they have to change it and this is really a hail mary pass for this guy. if it's an incomplete pass, to steal the metaphor because it's football season, they're going to have a problem. they're going to have to do something else. but peter is right. there are a couple of thing, insurance companies have already said that they'll take pre-existing conditions. there are a couple of things at that could get done if they don't try to go for the whole package. if they go to the whole package, i think they'll fail. >> i'm not sure about the public option, where that's going. i think jim is probably right it may not be in the final bill. hey might have a trigger or a lot of things that might bring it in. but look, this has been very hard to do. we've been working on it for 50 years. it's not easy. and it's complicated. but i do think, i do think this is not really a hail mary pass because i think what you're going to see is actually passage of legislation and i do think this is a process. it's like civil rights.
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you start with one part of it and you keep moving until you get it all completely right. and, you know, i think the basic point here is the president is doing the right thing. he's fighting for something that's terribly important to the american people. our costs have doubled in the la nine years. we have huge expenses compared to the industrialized world. we pay over double what everybody else pays. we have got to get this under control or it is going to eat up the average family budget. so he is doing the right thing. >> got to leave it there. >> thanks. >> jim? >> yes. >> do you want to say one more thing? >> well, you know, -- >> i came back a happy guy. a big leprechaun. >> thanks for being here. welcome back. >thank you. >> it's 7:43 right now.
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welcome back at 7:45. starting to look a little nicer out there. some blue skies and a little cloud cover looking out over northwest washington. >> is it blue? >> kinda gray. >> maybe it's just the monitor. >> we may have to clean that monitor for you, steve. >> tucker barnes in right now because tony perkins is headed out to play the beatles rock band. v>we> e got more snwewers o y th wae and at the very least some cloud cover waand esom rather dreary conditions, c ool as well. you can see light sowers across the area anno tony l that but you can see a concentrated mass of shower activity up towrg and frederick getting light showers. they'll continue off and on throughout the day. later today we should for the most part udy. let's loc y. . urtremtesatpe e at temperatures. n. once again. 67 degrees at reagan national, 63 boston, 71 in cape hatteras. here's a look at your five-day forecast and i will come back in a few minutes with more
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details. 75 this afternoon. clouds stick around the next couple of days. we will have sunshine and drier conditions. warmer as well by saturday and sunday. so things will get brighter. >> thanks, tuck. let's check in with julie wright for a look at traffic. >> reporter: good morning to you all. trouble on the bw parkway, delays from i-195 to 198. accident there blocking the far right lane. now if you were traveling the top stretch of the beltway right here at university boulevard, delays are stacking up leaving route 1 trying to get past university boulevard and head around toward silver spring and continuing out towards bethesda. southbound 29 lanes are open. this is the inbound stretch of new york afternoon as you get ready to make the left turn into the third street tunnel. an accident just after you get into the tunnel so be careful there. and the toll road jammed from 28 all the way in to hunter mill road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. just four days now from the kickoff for e redskins.
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if they want to win, they're going to have to put some points on the board against the giants and that means quarterback jason campbell and offense are going to have to click and they'll be looking at plays like this from second year receiver malcolm kel easement it is assumed he will be named the start flanker for opening day and that means we should expect big things from a guy who only caught three balls last year. >> it's a whole different ball game. like i said, you know, last year i knew i wasn't going to play so i mind wasn't really in it. that's the biggest thing, i was just looking at films, even last year when we played the giants the second time. i didn't even look ike myself because i was worried about my eeth and things like that. so it's going to be a totally different ball game. >> you can watch the redskins take on the giants right here on fox 5 on sunday. kickoff at 4:15. if you plan on tang a sail boat out on the water, there's a piece of equipment you're going to need above all else. >> it's rather important, holly. >> reporter: yes, i think it's key to sailing.
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whether it's on the chesapeake or beyond, if you plan to sail away, you'll need to catch some good winds if you want to get anywhere. >> that means you'll need a sturdy set of sails. if there was any place to search for nautical needs locally, you might want to start in, where else, annapolis. that is where holly is this morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm very excited about this. you know i've been doing this a long time and it's a rarity we find something we haven't done before. this is it. we're actually seeing sails be made and they're being made by some of the best. scott allen is the owner, manager, president, captain, chief bottle washer of uk hall sail makers here in annapolis and david gross is his production manager. i guess you two are the brains behind this whole thing. >> we try hard at it. >> reporter: how long have you been making sails?
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>> too long. we've been doing it about 35 years here. >> reporter: and it's unique because you were telling me there's not a lot of sail makers that do the entire process in one location anymore. >> yes. we can design, cut with our computer and build the sails from start to finish, from a raw roll of cloth to a completed sail right here in annapolis. >> reporter: well, let's kind of start because it's an intensive process and i want people to see as much as we can. obviously we're looking at the drawings. >> we start by getting the densions of the sail in a triangle and we take those sizes and this is much like an architect's drawing for a home. we take those sizes and take it to our computer for getting the shape. dave will walk us through here, a couple of quick things, with the size and shape of the sail. this sail has already been put in the machine and is being designed and he can scroll through that for you. >> reporter: dave, how has computers really changed the sail-making industry? >> well, it's really made the
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arrow dynamic shape of the sail much more precise. so it's not as much guesswork as it used to be. >> reporter: really this computer is the brains behind it. >> right. >> reporter: we all knew that at some point. i know, i know. it's really amazing. so this really dictates the cutting and everything, right? >> yep. this goes right into the cutting portion of the sail we're going to work on here today. this shows some high tech string layouts, which support the structural portions of the sail. >> reporter: all right. let's walk on over here so we can kind of give people a visual of bringing it from the computer to real life. and you were telling me earlier the size of this building was determined in order to fit the sail. >> the building was built for sail making. we built it at a certain size from a real estate standpoint
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but using our computer technology, it saves about 50% of the size that we need. if we didn't have a computer cutting facility here, we would need to have twice the floor area to cut sails. >> reporter: so what are they doing right now? >> it's called taping. they're laying the structural tapes. the yellow tapes of kevlar. they follow lines on the material that are printed on the sail by the computer on the computer cutting table. they're sewing the structural parts of the sail on the membrane. this is a very high tech sail with mylar and kevlar and spectra. >> reporter: almost bulletproof. >> almost bulletproof. >> reporter: let's coming over here to the table. our 50-foot long table. >> this is an air hockey table in reverse. it's a vacuum downwards holding the cloth down. we can use 50 feet or 10 feet.
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right here is with 15 feet and this is cutting parts for the sail that's being constructed on the floor. >> reporter: dave, what are you doing? >> i'm going to start the plotter and it's going to go through and it's going to draw and cut pieces out. >> reporter: how long does it take to cut an exact sail? >> this table itself will take about 6 minutes to cut maybe. the whole sail would have taken about a half a day. >> reporter: a half a day. we have a think to scott allen sail makers if you want to find out more. we'll continue to go through the process in our next hour. back to you guys. >> all right, holly, thank you so much. it's 7:56 on this wednesday morning. coming of after 8:00 we'll show you the creative way one driver is trying to get out of a bunch of speeding tickets. then toney, one of the beatles biggest fans, is on his way to best buy to try out the
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a murder mystery in montgomery county. a woman shot and killed in a busy silver spring neighborhood. we are there live with new details. then a heads up for rail riders. police could be taking a close look at your bags in a security drill taking place right now. then a big day for beatles fans. not only is the entire collection being rereleased on cd but the beatles rock band game now on store shelves. tony perkins will join these guys and play along in just a little bit. thanks for joining us this morning. we're glad you're along this wednesday morning. >> tony is out and now on his way probably skipping up wisconsin avenue. >> oh, he's running. >> and they sounded good. >> they have done that before is what steve said. >> i'm sure they have. >> tony will play along in a little bit. in the meantime tucker has the forecast for today.
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>> clouds, cool conditions expected and a few more showers this morning. we're going to show you the showers that are out there concentrated to our north across montgomery coun right now. this radar is overdoing it but you get the idea, it's going to be cloudy and with that northerly flow we can't rule out the risk of a few more showers during the course of our day. temperatures are cool. we're going to stay cool. later this afternoon highs only in the middle 70s. 67 at reagan national. humidity is 84%. you saw the flow out of the north, our winds are now out of the north at 8 miles per hour. your look at the forecast, i'll have more details in a few. mostly cloudy skies and again scattered showers certainly a possibility. i would suggest an umbrella just in case. 75 here in washington, a little cooler to the north. >> thank you, tucker. >> you're welcome. let's check in with julie and look at traffic at 8:00. >> reporter: all right, guys. it's busy out there with accident activity south on baltimore washington parkway south of 198. that's continuing to block the far right lane. now there's trouble inner loop of the beltway coming across
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the wilson bridge. there is an incident on the virginia side at the exit for route 1 and that is the focal point of this inner loop delay out of oxen hill headed into virginia. 294 slows headed toward southeast washington. inbound new york avenue, that double left turn lane headed into the third avenue tunnel, accident inside of the tunnel tying up the second lanes on the lane. here we are on 66 as you work past the capitol beltway, heavy volume. authorities are checking for a crash outbound 66 near nuttily street. inally wrapping it up off of the topeka road, no improvement here. we are still jammed as you travel in from 28 working your way over toward hunter mill road. route 7 is stacking up as well as you work your way in. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. new this morning, a deadly accident in prince georges county. this ppened around two this
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morning along white house road in largo. an suv lost control and went off the road into the woods. police say the driver was killed. four passengers were taken to the hospital. investigators are trying to figure out what caused this accident. also new this morning, a eveloping storyut n maedwonnguntgory nt y. ou a woman gunned had down overnight. this happened at an apartment on castle boulevard in silver spring. sara simmons joins us live with the details. >> reporter: allison, this happened outside of an apartment building here at the ashford at wood lake apartments in the bridge cheney area of silver spring in the 14000 block of castle boulevard. police say that the woman was found on an elevated walkway between the parking lot behind me and a building. that was where shewas discovered. this all happened at about 12:30 this morning when police say they got a call for shots fired in this area. police are telling us the woman is 37 years old. when they found her, they say she was shot at least once outside of her building where
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she lives here. police have been knocking on the doors trying to figure out more information, see if anybody knew anything or knew her in trying to get to the boom of this at this point. we also talked with a 17-year- old boy who says he was up at the time studying when he heard the shots. >> i just heard shots. i was doing homework. and i was on the computer and i told everybody to shut the blinds and stuff because i just heard shots. i told mom that there were shots. it was kinda scary. >> reporter: now, at this point we are not releasing the woman's name. police are still trying to find her family and notify them. police are also looking for a suspect right now. they don't have any description on that, but they are hoping that anybody in this area since it's a very populated area, that someone may have seen something. they're asking them to give police a call. of course, remain anonymous. allison, back to you. >> all right, sara, thank you.
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right now a security drill is being conducted at union station as police from more than 100 agencies across 13 states and washington, d.c., are doing random bag checks along the northeast coast. ann phillips is with amtrak and joins us live from union station. can you tell us about what's going to be going on down there? >> reporter: yes, good morning, steve. we're running an exercise not just here at union station, as you mentioned it spans the entire mid-atlantic up to the new england coast. we have 121 law ag ti pciticiar pang agencies participating running the camel from federal tsa folks all the way to local police stations. and we're doing a multiple task. everything from random screinf g inobaggage to canine patrols, plainclothes patrols in effort to make sure we can mobilize if we have a threat and react effectively. >> any particular reason of doing this now?
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is it a threat scenario? >> reporter: no, not at all. let me emphasize, there is no threat. we are simply exercising our capabilities. we do this randomly on a regional basis daily. those of you who travel on the rails probably see our screening, our canines or uniformed officers as you ride amtrak trains and commuter trains. this is just an effort to put it altogether and make sure if we do have a problem we can react effectively and quickly. >> obviously you get so many rail riders. what should folks expect if they are heading down later today. >> report: business as usual, no delays. we have a nonintrusive security system. we want to safeguard the american public's right and ability to travel freely and openly. we think we've got a plan that lets them do that and takes care of their safety at the same time. >> is most of the screening done before they board the train? say you're going to new york or boston, are there going to be other screenings along the way
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or once passengers get on board they should be fine? >> reporter: good question. the actual physical random screening is done as you board the train. it could be in d.c., philly, new york, depends on where you are and where you're going. however, we have a layered approach. once you've gone through that screening process, there are people in plainclothes watching for suspicious activity. there are canines riding the trains. those are explosive detection dogs so it's not just a one- time event. we're trying to screen again in a way that's very nonintrusive in several different ways. >> and is this throughout the day today, ed, or just rush hour? >> reporter: it's primarily focused on the morning and evening rush hours. >> ed phillips with amtrak, you appreciate you filling us in with what's happening down there. we'll let you get back to work. just a reminder for folks, if you are traveling through union station, you might want to give it a little extra time just in case you are picked to be one of the selected who is
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screened. >> thanks. tonight president obama will address a joint session of congress to push health care reform. the president says the speech will help the public understand what he is proposing and show that he is open to new ideas for achieving his goals. it's set to start at 8:00 and you can watch it live on wdca my 20 and also live on myfoxdc.com. his first speech was shrouded in controversy but steered clear of the propaganda that critics expected. the educational pep talk had a common sense theme instead. study hard, stay in school, no excuses. speaking from arlington's wakefield high school, president obama told students everything won't go their way but it doesn't mean give up. >> you won't love every subject that you study. you won't click with every teacher that you have what you're learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future. you'll need the knowledge and
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problem-solving skills you learned in science and math. >> the studenwho introduced the president is a big man on campus. timothy is the senior class president in arlington. he said he was nervous but meeting mr. obama back stage helped calm his fears and he said the president's speech was very motivational and he didn't understand why it became so controversial. >> why should the parents have a say-so. if anything the students should have a say-so in what they felt about president obama's message because they are receiving the education. >> timothy says he screamed when the white house called and asked him to introduce the president. >> that was him talking just a little bit ago with us this morning. it is now 9 minutes past the hour. on this wednesday morning the swine flu appears to be spreading on one local college campus. we'll share the numbers coming up next. then beatles fans may be calling in sick at work today.
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beatles rock band is now on store shelves. there he is, tony perkin, one of the fab four's biggest fans. we'll check in with him when we come back. go tony! o interesting grooming.
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swine flu fears continue to grow at the university of maryland college park. the school now reporting 172 students have suspected swine flu cases. the new numbers are expected out later today so that number could rise. students suspected of having the flu are getting flu kits with thermometers, ibuprofen, surgical masks and other items. they're also week advised to stay away from classes until they feel better. checking other schools around the region. the university of virginia had 55 cases of swine flu as of yesterday according to the "washington post. johns hopkins said six students developed flu-like symptoms the past year. washington & lee university reported four cases of
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influenza-like illne. cases of h1n1 are on the rise but for the most part symptoms remain mild. under new guidelines tamiflu and relenza should only be used to treat people who are at sick and at high risk for complications, not those with just mild days. it's 8:14. we want to check in with tucker with a look at our forecast. >> let's get right to it. time for our my first 5 photo of the day. this, everybody, is betsyana and ariana, i assume they're sisters, on a recent trip to europe. good for them! they look beautiful. >> looks like they're holding like a medieval type staff or something. like a weapon. >> what country do you think they're in? >> oh, let's see. i don't know. i'm going to say germany. >> you think germany?
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>> i'm just goings to something. >> it's too bright and sunny for germany. i'm going with southern italy. >> go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings and send a picture of yur child and we'll try to get it ton he r.e ai you're going to need a rain jacket. you can see the concentrated shatows s er tmai toment are of to the rh th and generally the t esup towards 270 there, gaithersburg, out tordes wn e tosoale. erwnininto also light rain showers. they'll be passing here, pushing from east to xt hour to later this afternoon we could see a few more showers, although i think coudl y ju a cldy afternoon expected across the washington area. here's your satellite-radar. you can see the shower activity. our flow in the atmosphere is currently out of the north and that will keep the cloud cover locked in place overhead today with a chance for scattered showers and will keep the cool conditions around here as well. we're in the 60s right now.
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we'le tese l ghs later underneath the oornrnde tunth eahe cloud he mile 70s. 70 67 at reagan national, 63 in boston. 70s at this moment down towards cape hatteras at 71. here's your five-day forecast. the showers and clouds continue tomorrow and linger into friday. saturday and sunday look a lot brighter with warmer temperatures back into the 80s. let's get to on-time traffic with julie. >> reporter: hey, right now out on the roads if you're traveling the inner loop of the beltway, this is eastbound 495 leaving bethesda around silver spring, they are checking for an accident here in this area between connecticut avenue and 355 but we definitely have an unusual crawl right now on the eastbound side of 495 on that wet pavement for those leaving the bethes area and continuing in toward silver spring. of course we definitely have activity already off the road
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to the shoulder as you can clearly see here. outer loop of the beltway remains slow headed around georgia avenue. southbound 29 jams from peck road out towards university avenue. southbound on the bw parkway slow between 32 and 197. meanwhile, if you are traveling in on 66 this morning, accident activity already on the shoulder just east of 123. the lanes are open but the backup is still substantial. delays from 7100 headed eastbound towards the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. ♪ [ music ] >> obviously they're not the real thing, but you know what, they're pretty close. these beatle impersonators are called british mania. they performed at a rockville blockbuster store. it's all part of the anticipation of today's release of the video game the beatles rock band. tony perkins out and about this morning. >> you don't get to be a bigger
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fan than tony perkins and he's out there at best buy playing the game. tony, how is that? >> we were wondering which one of the beatles personas you would take on and it looks like you're paul mccartney. >> unfortunately i'm not a lefty but this is one of the cool things about the bundle kit if you buy the bundle. you get a phak sillily of paul's violin, bass guitar and a btles drum head to go on the drum set or just buy the game itself. the beatles rock band hits stores today. a highly anticipated video game release. we're at best buy on wisconsin avenue in northwest washington. we've got shawn playing the drums here. verge, a lot of excitement about the game. you expect people to run in and buy them out. >> we got a lot of preorders yesterday. people will come by and pick up their game and spend time and have fun. >> i know you can buy it in a
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variety of ways. if you have a gaming system, it's about $60. the deluxe bundle about 250 and there's other packages that you can put together as well. you can buy the game and just plainest with the instruments that you already have. for those who have novices such as me. i've played the game a couple of times. i'm terrible. we rehearsed the song "here comes the sun." you play at the expert level. you've got 93% accuracy. shawn here playing drums got 96% accuracy. i was playing bass and had 4% accuracy. so let's give it a shot. let's do "can't buy me love." it's short, it an upbeat song. i'm going to play guitar. now, what level are you going to play at? >> i'm going to play expert. that's what i'm used to. >> can i play easy? >> yes, you can. "can't buy me love." >> there's a lot of bass in that one. all right. going to play guitar.
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easy. all right, here we go. and it's all about the footwork. look at the graphics too. very cool. oh, i'm already lost. ♪[ music ] >> so far so good. ♪ [ music ] >> it also comes with a mic and a mic stand so you can sing. you can actually do three-part harmonies which the beatles were known for. we don't have the mism c stand set up this morning. we figured we would spare you on hearing any of us sing. okay, i seem to be doing better. now, do i have a solo coming up? >> you do have a solo coming up. it's coming up in the next 40 seconds. >> this is hard.
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how's verge doing? >> pretty decent. not as good as i should be. you're doing better than me right now. >> here we go. all right, i'm about to go on my guitar solo but we're running out of time. oh, this is terrible. all right, steve, allison, what i'm proving is it was hard to be a beatle. the songs may have sounded deceptively simple but they were hard that was a terrible solo. 21%. the beatles rocband in stores today. we want to thank the folks at best buy for letting us in early to try it out. nice job, ringo. good job, ringo. all right, back to you. i'm going to practice some more. >> do you want had stadiums of screaming fans, though? >> tony, is it fun? >> it is fun. the graphics are great.
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let's stop it just for a minute. it takes you through the beatles career. it winds up on the rooftop of apple records where they had their last live performance. there are a lot of little hidden things inside so if you get good enough you can unlock other things. 45 different songs, that's cool. >> i have a feeling it won't be long before tony is an expert. all right, tony, thanks so much. >> the beatles rock band isn't the only big thing for fans. >> the entire music catalog is being rereleased, digitally remastered. >> it is a good day to be a beatles fan. >> 8:22 right now on this wednesday morning. coming up next acres heads up for metro riders. plus we'll show you the creative way one driver is trying to get out of a bunch of speeding tickets. and holly in annapolis this morning making a sail for a sail boat. this is something that can only be done in a few places and we found one of them. we'll check in with holly a little later on. it's 8:22.
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♪ i knew the subaru legacy was the smart choice... what i didn't expect... was the fun. the all-new subaru legacy. feel the love. back now at 8:25 with a heads up for metro riders. there will be more station closures on thocmb us day yellow line nth service at all in maryland or ind.c. the waterfront
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archives, navy memorial and la font plaza stations will be closed on the yellow and green onlitnes he night of october 9th until ru h hour on the 13th. metro says it comes dwn ruto s iethinconr ceene the inspections and repairs are necessary and metro says there are no other option. >> we're coming towards the end of 2009. there are no other additional three-day holiday weekends left. the work we're doing, we cannot put off until thanksgiving and christmas because we know people are traveling and doing shopping and it simply does not work f us. >> metro says to plan for delays up to 45 minutes. the transit agency will offer shuttle bus service for customers. that shuttle bus service will be free. speed camera photos at the center of a little monkey business out west. the driver wearing a monkey mask has 37 tickets in the mail. but the arizona man believed be the driver is refusing to pay any of them. he said the pictures show that he cannot be positively
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identified. police disagree. they say they watched the flight attendant put a mask on four different times. the fines amount to about $6,500. that's a long way to go to get out of a -- >> sounds like somebody is just trying to prove a point. 8:27. up next we'll check out some of the other stories making headlines, including the latest on a "the new york times" reporter being freed after being kidnapped in afghanistan. >> reporter: here's something you don't see every day. a washington vip singing karaoke. we'll tell you who stepped up to the mic. and it's always a struggle to get the kids to brush their treat. some of the tips on the importance of healthy gums and tips to help you out as well. it's 8:27. requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. and no candygladys. (announcer) perdue. extra inspections. extraordinary chicken.
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come individually wrapped and they're perfectly sized to cook quickly and evenly in only 10 minutes. (announcer) perdue perfect portions. 67 degrees at 8:30 on this wednesday morning. let's take a look at some of the stories making headlines. the kidnapped "the new york
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times" reporter has been rescued in a military commando raid in afghanistan. steven ferrell was kidnapped four days ago while reporting on nato air strikes that killed 90 people, including many civilians. his interpreter and a british commando were both killed during today's raid. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor will hear her first supreme court case today. it involves campaign finance laws for next year's congressional elections. among the evidence expected to be presented, a scathing movie about secretary of state hillary clinton's presidential bid. ♪ we are family >> and justice sotomayor, we have video of her singing a little karaoke on her time off. that's her in the blue kind of in the middle with family and friends in chinatown monday. they were singin"we are family." >> there you go. we want to check in with tucker barnes for a look at the forecast on this wednesday.
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>> thank you very much. it's always fun to see who's singing karaoke. if you're headed out the next hour or two, you'll be dealing with shower activity here in town. it's stretched through montgomery county right through the district and points south and east down into portions of prince georges county. this will be the theme around here today. lots of gray, lots of gloom out there and some cool temperatures. right now in the 60s. 67 at reagan national, dulles and baltimore. fredericksburg reporting a temperature of 66 and 64 in frederick so a cool morning. it should be a cool afternoon with high temperatures in the mid-70s and a lot of cloud cover. you're going to see some slow- moving storm system just continue to grind here off to the north and east. this morning it's spilling the cloud cover and showers back on top of us from the north. it's off the coast and will continue to march off ever so slowly to the north and east. we'll start to clear off by the end of the week.
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a chance of scattered showers will be this morning. later today just gray skies. mostly cloudy, scattered showers a possibily. high temperature as mentioned about 75 degrees. winds out of the north at 5 to 10 miles per hour. that will do it for your forecast. i'll be back in just a couple of minutes with a look at the five-day. a new effort underway to get your kids to brush their teeth that is called cool smile. yesterday maryland governor martin o'malley and dentists from across the state announced a partnership to promote oral health. dr. ashley nichols one of the dentists joining us this morning. >> thank you. i appreciate the opportunity to explain the importance of cool smile. >> one of the challenges to parents all the time is to get kids to brush their teeth. it's more than just doing it because your mom and dad say you need to do it. what is it we need to make sure we do for the kids. >> we need to make sure prevention is the key. we need to get these children in as early as possible. the american academy of
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pediatric dennist rerecommends we get them in at age 1. age 1 or by the first tooth. that gives us an opportunity to educate the parents and get the child in a routine of coming to the dentist every six months and prevent decay. and it is highly preventible. >> as far as being at home, it sounds like a silly thing when we talk about how you should properly care for your teeth, but a lot of people don't know how to do it carefully or don't take the time to do it carefully. what should we know about what we can do at home. >> at home it's very important that we floss once a day our children's teeth. that we brush and always follow behind your children when they brush. they should be brushing twice a day for at least two minutes. making sure that their health -- they're eating healthy vegetables, fruits raher than high sugary snacks. substituting milk, substituting water instead of juices. that's very important. >> all right. so yesterday governor o'malley was on hand to help out.
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how do you get governmental partnerships on board? how does that help the initiative? >> it helps the initiative because we are so concerned after what has happened making sure that the children are getting screened. we'll go out and do the screening free of costs to various places, whether it's schools or after school care, anything like that. to make sure that we give an overview of the child and what their needs may be. then we can bring them in, whether it's cool smiles or our companion dental partner that say we work with to get treatment. >> you mentioned diamonte driver. this was a young man who would be an example of the worst case scenario. can you explain a little about what happened with him. >> yes. unfortunately this boy had a tooth infection that spread to the point where it got into his brain and despite all efforts, even through surgery, he died. and it's an absolute tragedy.
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it should not happen. and it was mainly due to lack of care. >> hopefully that leads to better care. now, you brought some props along with you. can you show us real quick what we're talking about when it comes to healthy care. >> absolutely. this is just to demonstrate. when you're brushing your child's teeth, you want to think of it in four different sections. you start on the upper left and goround in small circles and go behind rand do that about 30 seconds. drop down to the other quadrant is what we call it. go to the top, same thing, small circles, all the way around, inside as well and down to the bottom. one of my favorite things, because a son and daughter, my husband cannot floss their teeth with regular floss. chief wild flossers he has very big hands, cannot get in there and this helps children as well as adults get in there and make sure the
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teeth are flossed. >> good advice for parents out there. kids need to listen, parents need to know how to do it the correct way. best wishes as you continue your campaign with cool smiles and otherwise. >> appreciate it. >> allison, back to you. sate 36:00 right now. a warning, be on the lookout for rabid bats. and fox 5 is featuring a job a day from our job shop every day during this hour. today's opening i atatf health care looking for a care manager in baltimore. for more on this job opening and many others go to my fox d.c..com. (announcer) back tschool means back to busy mornings.
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and i was so tender to the touch-- but i didn't know why. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia. and then he recommended lyrica... fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of over-active nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is fda-approved to help relieve the unique pain of fibromyalgia. so now, i'm learning what a day is like with less pain. lyrica is not for everyone. tell your doctor about any serious allergic reaction that causes swelling or affects breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. lyrica may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people.
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some of the most common side effects of lyrica are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. do not drink alcohol while taking lyrica. you should not drive or operate machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. could your pain be caused by fibromyalgia? ask your doctor about lyrica today. this image shot by celebrity photographer annie leibovitz, of course. the question who owns the rights to it. leibovitz had until 11:59 to pay back a $24 million loan to lender art capital group. as collateral he put up three town homes, a property in upstate new york and copyrights to every picture she has ever taken or will ever take. spokesmen for both sides say they are trying to resolve the situation. a warning for the prince georges county health officials to be on alert for of all
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things rabid bats. there has been a surge in the number of rabid bats found in the county and at least one person has been bitten so far. that person is expected to be okay but 10 bats with rabies have been found. nine in the month of august. the health department is urging people to stay away from them if you can and call animal control if you see ne. it is 8:41 on this wednesday morning. >> "people" magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people but she is not just a pretty face, she is a no nonsense, compassionate judge with a new show right here on fox. we'll talk with the judge next. stay with us. thaiou twoco ♪
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♪ fox 5 morning news brings you more news, traffic and weather than any other show in washington and starting monday we are going to bring even more. we'll be on five hours and five minutes monday through friday. it all starts this monday, september 14th. well, this past monday the
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judge janine pero show debuted right here on fox 5. the judge joins us now live. hello. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm well, thank you. may i say a lot of fox 5 viewers became really familiar with you on the mike and juliett show and now your on with us every day. >> i'm thrilled to continue be a part of the fox family. i'm thrilled that we're going to be on in washington and the area 1:00 on fox 5. >> it's great. now, if you watch that you might say legal analyst, but you really didn't get the sense judge and now here is this whole show and you are dealing with litigants that come before you about all kinds of store. >> having been a prosecutor, a judge and d.a. for 30 years i really believed there wasn't anything i hadn't seen in my career. but the truth is every day i'm disappointing myself because i just see new things i've never seen before. the truth is that these court sws are important because they educate the viewer and as we peel back the layers of the
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onion, we see so much more to the lawsuit than the underlying breach of contract can or unpaid loan situation. and in fact today on fox we're going to have case that involves two women who were sorority sisters. get this, they're sorority sisters. fast forward 20 years. they're teachers at a school. one has been arrested for having a meth lab and convicted and her friend puts up the bail money and they both are talking about the fact that they did meth before they went to school. >> and it's called high school teachers. let's listen to a little bit. >> it's an absolutely. she was just arrested on campus. >> in front of my students. >> that is otrageous. >> next, judge pero. >> it is outrageous. >> it is. imagine your teachers teaching your kids while high on meth. this is real stuff. all these cases are real. the resolution is final. there is no appeal from it. what's frightening is that these individuals come in and admit to the wildest things that they have done.
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as a prosecutor and as a judge some of them i real auto want to throw in jail but at the end of the day we have pirro's principles where i come out and talk about my take on what i've just seen and we go back sometimes into chambers. >> what happens? we're all curious about what really happens. >> we had a case that involved a landlord and tenant. the landlord said the tenant was living with a sexual predator. the first thing i asked was whether or not there was a child involved. of course there was. i took that child back into my chambers and discussed the possibility of what might have happened to her. i will refer these cases to the appropriate agencies. but the best part i think of this show is the fact that we don't have lawyers getting in the way of the truth and we also kind of see some humor. we've got some comic relief in the the show as we go forward. >> i see why they paired you up with geraldo with a dig like that on lawyers.
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that's very funny. >> thank you. >> if you go on the website, which is really great, by the way, there's janine's journal and you talk about some of the really hot topics of the day. i've got to ask you this. chris brown, we just did a story on the michael jackson tribute. he's traveling to austria to be a part of it as a legal mind. do you look at that and say what's going on, where's the community service? do you get involved with things like that anymo or are you able to distance yourself? >> well, no. you always have an opinion. i starred one of the first domestic violence units in the country. obviously when you hear about domestic violence you know what the future is going to hold unless there is a cut tothe cycle. if someone gets away with violence then the message is not just to him but to everyone else thank you really cannot get away with it. my concern is that chris and rihanna may be meeting in mexico in spite of these order of protection that events them from having contact with each other. you know what my sense is? if you don't respect the court order, then let's get rid of the order and not make a sham of the whole thing in a charade.
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>> go straight to jail? >> well, the truth is that she doesn't want to be protected from him. and if they're making a sham of the court order, then maybe we should just dismiss it. but these are the kind of things we talk about on my show and on my website we talk about all of these cases and what's going on con temporarily. >> continued success. >> thank you. >> you're wonderful. your personality is just like bam! >> thank you. >> judge janine pirro, 1:00 p.m. every weekday fox 5 and it started monday. don't miss another episode if you haven't seen it. thank you very much. >> allison thank you very much. we're going to follow that up with another great personality and that would be holly morris setting sail in annapolis. >> reporter: thank you very much, steve. we are setting sail as we are learning about the art of sail making. we are live at sail makers in annapolis. have you ever seen one of those ideas where you're like that is just brilliant. so simple but brilliant. that's what i've been sitting
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in and thinking about right now, see, because instead of putting this sewing machine up on a table, why not just put the sewing machine on the floor and lower the share? so simple, so brilliant, right? i guess i could say that about scott allen, the owner, nager and president. i don't know if you're simple, you might be very complex but i have an idea you're brilliant when it comes to the art of sail making. hello up there. >> hello. >> reporter: you've been taking us through the process this morning of sail making. would you consider it more of a craft, a skill or an art? >> it's a little of both. traditionally it's been an art and it's always a skill, but the offer has changed into different technology now with our computer cutting and 69. the art is still there. and from things like hand sewing sails, the stitching of sails, it's still the art that's been there years and years and years. >> repter: there's only so much that you can make computer driven. so tell us what we're looking on. >> this is a very, very
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lightweight sail. there's a mark on the sail so it has better visibility at night. we're inking this on. it's a high tech sail so she's inking a red chevron so the person sailing can see it better at night. >> reporter: how many racing sails do you do versus cruising sails? >> about half and half in our production. today we have both on the floor. racing sails and cruising sails. >> reporter: and david is working on a racing sail. >> he's putting the final identification numbers on the racing sail each racing sail is required to have. he's locating that and will put the adhesive number on the sail so it has identification when it's racing, just like a race car has a number on it. >> reporter: david is the production manager. david, as you put that on there, i'm thinking we're talking about some pretty strong adhesive here? >> yeah, in a couple days this will never come off. >> reporter: really. so it takes a couple of days to kind of gel or adhere?
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>> the adhesive kicks off after a little bit, but after that -- >> reporter: there's no getting it off. >> there's no getting it off. >> reporter: it's racing sail number 12 from now till whenever or whatever the final number may be. how long does a general sail last? >> a sail like this will last two to four years in a racing application. a cruising sail will last 8 to 12 years, plus on minus. sails sometimes last less than projected life depending on the use they have. generally racing sails are 2 to 4 years and cruising sails are 8 to 12. >> reporter: let's show this fine lady using one of those amazing machines that is sitting on the floor and she's sitting below the floor. this is kid of like driving a mack truck. >> emily is sewing on what we call uv protection onto the sail. this is just a very large machine with a regular sewing machine head on it able to stitch very large sails very easily and smoothly on the floor.
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>> reporter: you said she was putting on uv protection and you said that's the number 1 thing that kills a sail is the sun. >> right. this is a cruising sail so it's going to be out in the sun a lot. its uv protection is the sail cover when it's put away and tied up at the dock for a week. >> reporter: before we go, i know you wanted to show us this because people might not be familiar with this type of sail over here. >> this sail is one of the highest tech, we call a string sail technology. this is not a completed sail. it's the skin of the sail. this is a mylar fabric. you can see through it and the black threads are carbon fiber. >> reporter: that's the inside of the sail. >> so it's kevlar the reflection is the mylar on both sides. >> reporter: before i go, you said basically you guys are making airplane wings that are flexible. that's how you should think of a sail. >> exactly. they have the shape in it which the computer helps to put in. and when they go sailing they'll have the aerodynamic
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shape that we want. >> porter: myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to the sail makers website here in annapolis if you want to which can out more. actually they're getting ready to head into their busiest season because people will bring their sails in to be repaired over the winter so they can set sail onto the chesapeake come next spring. back to you guys. >> looking forward to spring already. holly, thank you very much. once again, something we did not know. coming up next, we'll get another look at the five-day forecast and... >> we'll check back in with one of the biggest beatle fans out there and find out what tony perkins thinks of beatles rock band when we comeack. e and mor, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet, at home and on the go, is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs, discover information, and connect wied frnds.family a. it's the spark that
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today the fab four's entire music catalog is being rereleased, digitally remastered bus the beatles rock band game is on store shelves. what do you think, tony? >> reporter: let me tell you now, i don't currently own a rock band game. i've played it a little bit. i find it difficult because i'm not that well coordinated, so it's hard for me. here's the last song that we did. we were doing "i feel fine." i was the player 3. i only had 22% accuracy. let's see, shawn, our drummer, 90%. let's hear it for verge on a tough song at the expert level, 100%. nicely done, man! >> thank you. >> reporter: so it's hard for me, but others are very used to playing the game. you play a lot. >> right. >> reporter: and here's one difference between the beatles rock band and other rock band games or guitar hero games, no booing. when i played before if you're pretty bad, then the audience
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starts booing and i think throwing things at you. this audience doesn't do that. it's a more optimistic, positive experience. but it's a lot of fun and i think it's going to be big hit. >> for families, anybody playing, people have songs they like and the kids that like to rock out. >> reporter: someone was asking me earlier, the game itself, beatles rock band, is available in all the gaming formats, playstation, xbox and also the wii. as you said, the cds are out at well. they look quite gorgeous. i'll be picking those up a little bit later. >> tony, thank you very much. a good time. and we probably won't see him for a while. >> he needs to come back for the show. >> good day to hang out and play rock band. we've got cool and cloudy. >> good indoor day. >> showers expected and high temperatures only in the middle 70s. cool the next couple of days. brighter and warmer for the weekend. >> maybe the next one will be air supply and me and you could rock out. >> if they released soft rock songs of

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